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On Friday night, when the senior class was waiting to graduate, excitement began to grow. Students bounced a large inflatable rubber duck. The noise level rose. And then came "the kiss." When called, one student walked on stage to receive his diploma and blew a kiss to his family. The school administrator, clearly not the sentimental sort, sent the student back to his seat ... sans diploma.
But the administrators feel they were just enforcing the rules that students agreed to. At a meeting following the debacle, school superintendent Suzanne Lukas said that "if a student doesn't adhere to the expectations, then the consequences are clearly spelled out."
This isn't the first time that rambunctious (dare we say "fun"?) behavior affected a graduation ceremony at Bonny Eagle. "Four years ago we had some issues with silly string and beach balls," said Lukas.
Originally posted by Iamonlyhuman
It seems school administrators have lost all sense of humor these days. In fact, I think that most of their problems are brought on by their lack of a sense of humor.
Overly strict rules CAUSE rebellion from kids - it always has. Remember the kid whose parents were the strictest on them? They were usually the most rebellious. Same thing here.
Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
School is such a con and the "administrators" like the politicians should be drug out into the street and shot.
Originally posted by Dr Love
Your kids are not your's, they're the system's.
This case seems pretty clear to me. You hold a graduating class-wide meeting before the graduation ceremony indicating the rules. In this case...STAY OFF THE DARN STAGE AT ALL TIMES.
it does seem children are being taught to succumb to any and all authority and trained to do exactly as told,,, no if, ands, or buts